Mark Hughes has played down rumours that he's looking to buy Manchester City striker, Roque Santa Cruz.

The Fulham boss has stated before that his main priority is to get a new striker to play alongside Bobby Zamora. Hughes has already ruled out buying Santa Cruz's team-mate, Craig Bellamy.

He now also insists that it's unlikely he'll make a bid for Santa Cruz as he can not afford his wages. Hughes said, 'People are making assumptions because I've worked with him before'.